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that would have reduced spending by $4 trillion over the next decade. but if mr. boehner wanted to do a big deal, the majority leader eric cantor threw cold water all over it saying that the congressional republicans would reject any revenue increases as part of the deal. as for the president, he said that he is willing to take political hits from his own party, but not at the expense of struggling americans. >> i am prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing if we are going to actually solve the problem, there are finite number of ways to do it. if you don't have revenues, it means you are putting more of a burden on the people who can least afford it. that's not fair. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. kristen, the president spoke about his willingness to take in his words significant heat from his own party in reaching a compromise, and he was clearly suggesting that the republicans must do the same, but will they? >> well, it is an interesting question at this point the two sid
party, there is concern about michele bachmann and her draw for the nomination, and will she get the big republicans to come to her corner? well, i would put my money with a candidate like romney or pawlenty more than bachmann. >> and is romney's recent performance enough to scare another person to come into the race like a chris christie or -- >> or rick perry. >> -- from coming in. >> no. he is an establishment kind of guy and a donor base on the side, and then you get numbers like this which upends the idea that he the white knight for the establishment, because people want another alternative. >> alex from the "huffington post." >> thank you, ezra. >>> stop the presses, and that is exactly what rupert murdoch has done amid a growing hacker scandal. [ female announcer ] kiss everything you know about cookies goodbye. new newtons fruit thins. real blueberries and blueberry brown sugar... crispy whole grain. newtons fruit thins, one unique cookie. newtons♪ uit thins, ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. but now i see the splash., ♪ i wanted love
tax breaks for wealthy americans and big corporations, and speaker boehner really digging in his heels saying he would not support anything, any deal that included something that looked like a tax hike. so with that, we begin these fourth round of talks today. will we get any different resolution from these talks? we will have to wait and see, but again, martin, as you pointed out, the rhetoric is heating up, and there is certainly a lot of skepticism going into the talks today. >> and kristen, the president has given ground, and he admits that his own supporters are angry about it, and he said yesterday that he was prepared to take heat. so where does he go from here if republicans are unwilling to compromise? is this meeting today utterly pointless? >> well, i don't know if it is utterly pointless, but the president is making the point that there is no place to go from here that we have to come to a deal, that both sides have to basically take on their sacred cows, and he is really ramping up the pressure to do that in an interview earlier today, he made the point that if they don't
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